Prof. Dr. Abdi M. Kusow

Prof. Dr. Abdi M. Kusow2020-08-30T12:14:30+03:00

Prof. Dr. Abdi M. Kusow

University of Southern Somalia, Baidoa, SWSS

Iowa State University, USA: sociology

Expertise & research Interest: sociological theory, political sociology, sociology of migration and the dynamics of the diaspora, social development, methodology, social work, social science methods, truancy and delinquency, marginalization, ethnic & minority studies, leadership, sociology of health & social work, sociology and comparative social theory, quality assurance, sociology of the insider/outsider identity politics.


Kusow, Abdi M., & Bjork, S. R. (Eds.), (2007). From Mogadishu to Dixon: The Somali Diaspora in a Global Context. Red Sea Press
Kusow, Abdi M. (Ed.). (2004). Putting the Cart before the Horse: Contested Nationalism and the Crisis of the Nation-State in Somalia. Red Sea Press

Articles and Chapters

Kusow, Abdi M. (2020). “Slavery and the Slave Trade within and across the Red Sea Region: A Preliminary Conceptual Framework” in Slavery, Resistance and Abolitions: Plural Perspectives, edited by Ali Moussa Eye, Paul Lovejoy, and Nelley SchmidtUnited Nations High Commission for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland.

Ann M. Oberhauser, Daniel Krier & Abdi M. Kusow (2019) Political Moderation and Polarization in the Heartland: Economics, Rurality, and Social Identity in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, The Sociological Quarterly, DOI:10.1080/00380253.2019.1580543

 Oberhauser, Ann, Daniel Krier, and Abdi M. Kusow (2019, In Press). Political Moderation and Polarization in the Heartland Economics, Rurality, and Social Identity in the 2016 U. S.  Presidential Election. The Sociological Quarterly.

Kusow, Abdi M., Kristine J. Ajrouch, and Mamadi Corra (2018). “Socioeconomic Achievement among Arab Immigrants in the United States: The Influence of Region of Origin and Gender.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1-17.

 Kimani, Faith, W., Samuel M. Mwangi, Benjamin J. Kwasa; Abdi M. Kusow, Benjamin K. Ngugi, Jiahoa Chen, Xinyu Liu, Rebecca Cademartiri, Martin M. “Thuo. (2017).   “Rethinking the Design of Low-Cost Point-of-Care Diagnostic Devices.” Micromachines,   8, 317.

 Kusow, Abdi M.; and Matt Delisi (2016). Conceptualizing American Attitudes toward   Immigrants’ Dual Loyalty. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 1: 1-12.

 Kusow, Abdi M., Sitawa R. Kimuna, and Mamadi Corra (2016).”Socioeconomic Diversity among African Immigrants in the United States: An Intra African Immigrant Comparison.”Journal of International Migration and Integration 17:115-130.

 Kusow, Abdi M. (2016) Contemporary Piracy off the Coast of Somalia. Pp. 220-230 in Ransoming, Captivity and Piracy in Africa and the Mediterranean, edited by Jennifer Lofkrantz, and Olatunji Ojo, Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ.

Kusow, Abdi M., and Mohamed A. Eno (2015). “Formula Narratives and the Making of Social   Stratification and Inequality. ”Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1 (3): 409-423. (Winner of the 2015 David R. Maines Narrtive Research Award, Carl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research, University of Northern Iowa).

 Vaughn, Michael G, Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Brandy R. Maynard, Zhengmin Qian, Lauren Terzis, Abdi M. Kusow, and Matt Delisi (2014). ”Criminal Epidemiology and the    Immigrant Paradox Intergenerational Discontinuity in Violence Behavior Among   Immigrants. Journal of Criminal Justice 42 (6): 483-490.

 Ajrouch, Kristine, and Abdi M. Kusow (2007). “Racial and Religious Contexts: Situational Identities among Lebanese and Somali Muslim Immigrants in North America.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 30:72-94.

 Kusow, A. (2007). “Africa: East.” In Mary C. Waters & Reed Ueda (with Helen. B. Marrow) (eds.) The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Kusow, Abdi M. (2006). “Migration and Racial Formations among Somali Immigrants in North America.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 32: 533-551.

 Kusow, Abdi M. (2004) “Contesting Stigma: On Goffman’s Assumptions of Normative Order,” Symbolic Interaction 27:179-197. Top 20 Most Read Articles in Symbolic Interaction, 2005-2009, # 25 all-time most cited among articles published in Symbolic Interaction.

 Kusow, Abdi M. (2003).  “Outsider Debate in Immigration Research,” Symbolic Interaction 26: 591-599. # 14 all-time most cited among articles published in Symbolic Interaction.